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Pronunciation: par'a-sta'sis

Definition: A reciprocal relationship among causal mechanisms that can compensate for, or mask defects in, each other; in genetics, a relationship between nonalleles (classified by some as a form of epistasis).

[G. standing shoulder to shoulder]

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